Last year, we wrote about a relative newcomer to the comic con scene, with the Bristol Comic Con and Gaming Festival. After a successful first year here in Bristol, it looks like they’re back for another outing. As such, I figured it’d be a good time to check out what the event has coming up this year, as well as ticket prices and more. So, if you’re looking for a fun event in Bristol in the next few months, then come check this out. I’m sure it’ll be even better than the last one!
Wondered how people make massive pieces of armour in cosplay? Want to know what to look out for when buying your materials? In today’s Cosplay Materials post, we’ll be looking at EVA Foam – And the variants that they come in. There’s a lot of confusion as to what EVA foam is, as there’s many forms of it – So join me if you want to understand more about the foam, what they can be used to make, how much it typically costs and more.
In case you hadn’t heard, both Timlah and Joel have been out at AmeCon 2016 this past weekend. The festivities are still ongoing, however we thought we’d share some of the amazing cosplays that people have put onto the stage. Join Timlah as we check out Saturdays Cosplay Masquerade in our latest gallery.
Last night the Bristol geeks were at it once again; GeekOut Bristol Meet has now come and gone successfully – But now it’s time to share our monthly gallery and talk about what happened at this meetup. A new game, a big competition and lots more, this was an eventful meet. Check it out!
Back To The Kitacon has been a fantastic experience, rivalling Kitacon 2015. From the wonderful world of anime to the creative cosplayers roaming the halls of the Hilton Metropole, even a trip down to the video games room. Yes, Kitacon 2016 had it all and now it’s all over for another year. Well, not quite. We’ll get onto that later in this article, but for now, let me summarise and recap all that happened and why YOU should go to this event next year.
Do you like cosplay?
Do you like men. Um… wait… That’s not what it looks like!!
Do you like calendars of cool people in cosplay?
We’re back once more with another awesome edition of Kickstarter Highlight!
What is it?
This campaign is looking to bring some exposure to the men in Cosplay.
Now, that sounds like I’m saying this is going to be men doing things like the firemen calendars out there, where the men are half naked and covered in oil to make their abs look oh so impressive. Well, it’s not, stop assuming things!
See, this was a lot more innocent than you made it out to be. Darn you, reader!
The cosplay industry is well known for its female participants… But, there’s a staggering amount of amazing male cosplayers, too.
Take, for example, Bristol based Andy Valentine (Valentine Cosplay). Seriously, if you’ve never seen his stuff before, go check him out. People like him a little guy like me can only look up to. Though we little guys do try, we truly do!!
How much are they asking for?
That’s not much to ask for giving some fellow cosplayers some much needed recognition now is it?
Of course, that depends on your views of the subject, but most of that money will be used to pay for the cosplayers travel for their photoshoots, as well as the main culprit: Printing/Posting. They’ve actually given a full breakdown of the costs:
Printing/Shipping – $3,400
Production/Travel costs – $1,500
Kickstarter fees – roughly $500
Helping the cosplay community – Priceless.
There are some things money can’t b- Oh my word, please do not sue me for using that, Mastercard!
What are the backer rewards?
I’ve personally pledged in at the $16 mark, as heck – I’m into cosplay and I kept complaining this year that I didn’t get myself a damned calendar. I’ve been relying on Google! (There’s really nothing wrong with relying on Google… But… A physical calendar, you know!?)
These aren’t bad tier prices and there’s still plenty of early backer deals available.
So there we have it, let’s honour our fellow cosplayers, even those who often get forgotten about.
Perhaps one day, GeekOut should do its own cosplay calendar featuring some of the beautiful cosplayers from the Cosplayer Highlight series… Um, okay, I’m sure a few of them will look at me angrily for even suggesting to take pictures of them to sell around the place. YIKES!
What do you all think about cosplay calendars? On a more board topic: What about men in cosplay? Do you think they get as much appreciation as their female counterparts? What’s the reason you think that? Let us know in the comments below.
On Saturday 21st, GeekOut South-West members (Including me) took to the streets of Bristol donning a costume once more.
Whilst we don’t have any pictures of my costume, we do have plenty of pictures of the GeekOut South-West guys mingling in nicely with the Bristol Anime and Manga group (BAM).
The Bristol Anime and Manga group can be found over on Facebook and they’re a bunch of anime and manga enthusiasts around Bristol. We saw a large group of people who came and left throughout the day and some of them were more than happy to have their pictures taken.
Many thanks to the Bristol Anime and Manga group for letting some of the GeekOut South-West guys join in the festivities.
There was plenty of food and drink around the place and don’t worry: We all cleaned up after ourselves! It was said that some passers by said we were all “mentally insane” because of the fact we were displaying our passion for cosplaying, anime and manga in public. To those passers by; That’s your opinion, but it’s not particularly nice saying such things!
There were also photobombers because “why not”, but ultimately, the group stuck together. It was a hot day so we had a large game of Cards Against Humanity (Around 13 of us in total) and other groups went off for other events.
For some reason, it would appear that finding mad scientists these days is actually easier than you’d think!
And of course, our day just would have not been complete without a few jokes and Tony Stark to save the day… After all, why so serious?
Yes, I realise: the graffiti really makes these pictures what what they are! A representation of Bristol in a nutshell! Fun, but pretty darn urban at heart.
What events have you all been attending recently? Do you have anything in the pipelines? Let us know in the comments below.
All of these pictures were taken by me! Horray for cameras!
I’d like to thank the Bristol Anime and Manga group for letting me join them once again. It was a lovely day out, although I’ll admit: the heat was getting to me! Phew!! What a hot day for a picnic!